I’ve seen Lokoja referred to as Nigeria’s weakest and least developed capital in numerous conversations and comments.
Is this genuinely the case, though, given the kogi controversy.
Minority tribes with little representation at the federal level make up the Kogi state. How many influential kogi ministers have there been since 1999?
Investments made by the federal government in Kogi, including the Ajoakuta Steel, are dormant.
Though generally successful, public investments like the dangote cement factory are insufficient.
I believe lokoja is little because there are many different tribes in Kogi who prefer to live in their rural communities rather than the metropolis.
The majority of Kogi people live outside of Lokoja, either in Abuja or in their hometowns.
Having visited Kogi previously, over 10 years ago, I believe the state to be cool and well-organized. Only the especially terrible roads need to be fixed, and the area needs to be cleaned up.
The majority of travelers through Lokoja just see the suburbs and assume that’s how the entire town is, however Lokoja is not as horrible as people make it out to be.
Lokoja is a small town, but compared to the state as a whole, it is not as horrible as it is portrayed to be.
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